A few thoughts on burnout after viewing a TikTok from Dr. Glaucomflecken staring Vivek, the surgeon general of the United States. Read the article at EMS1.
Social media: NOT MANY! Social media: this is the final nail in the coffin of EMS NREMT: Wait, those are just the numbers through January. Social media: Yeah, we knew that. My take on this week’s viral conversation about how many new EMTs and paramedics have been certified in 2021 is here … Viral NREMT […]
A confrontation between a police officer and paramedic outside an Ohio bar, captured on bystander video, went viral last week. It started a heated debate about who — if anyone — was at fault, and whether the short glimpse of action was enough to make a judgement about the paramedic or the officer’s actions being […]
I spent most of Tuesday at the World Trauma Symposium pre-conference. Two of the presentations generated EMS1 quick take articles Why crush injury is important to treat early How marijuana legalization impacts trauma If you are in New Orleans check out EMS World Expo Eats and restaurant recommendations from Catherine Counts. Follow the adventures of […]
In preparation for the Pinnacle EMS 2016 conference I wrote this article: How to use Facebook to announce an EMS LODD A LODD is unpredictable, but like any other low-frequency, high-consequence incidents, pre-planning is critical to how your department will communicate with personnel and to the public. My ideas on using Facebook for LODD notification are […]
For more than 10 years I have been writing for online trade publications (EMS1 and EMS World), posting to this blog, heavily tweeting and posting publicly to Facebook, podcasting hundreds of episodes, uploading presentations to SlideShare and just generally being an open book on the internet. But no post, Tweet, podcast, slide deck, article, YouTube […]
When any of these phrases lead a Facebook post, Facebook comment or blog post comment, or verbal argument I tune out. Wake up America Wake up people Think about it This didn’t happen when we were kids Sheeple What other lame rhetorical phrases cause you to tune out, turn off or, turn away?
A Reddit/EMS thread asked, How catastrophic is an ambulance crash? Like many things…it depends. This was the answer I posted (with a few edits made for this post): A few of my thoughts…from reading lots of news accounts about ambulance crashes and knowing several ambulance crash survivors. 1. Ambulance crashes happen with distressing frequency. Crashes happen […]
The article 5 best practices for media appearances by EMS chiefs and field personnel was featured in yesterday’s Paramedic Chief eNewsletter, which is powered by EMS1. Any EMS leader, current or aspiring, is welcome to subscribe to the Paramedic Chief eNews from the new subscription page. Also the Paramedic Chief LinkedIn group is an open […]
As a teen and a college student my mom said to me at least 1000 times, “It’s not you that I worry about, it’s all the crazy people in the world.” I am not sure if there are more crazy people now or if we just know more about the crazy people through their tweets, […]